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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations, memberships and training. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.

 
 
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Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
February 8, 2016
Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
September 1, 2016
A-Line E.D.S. Inc.
Fire and Ice Refrigeration, Heating and Air LLC
Global Energy Services Inc.
Oftedal Construction, Inc.
Philadelphia Macaroni Company
Plant Process Machine Works, LLC
Roy H Dietz & Sons, Inc
RRC Specialties, Inc.
 
Renewing Members as of 
September 1, 2016
A & B Welding & Construction Inc.
Advanced Eng & Env Services, Inc.
Agri-Cover, Inc.
Air Cure Inc
Baptist Health Care Center
Baseload Power Generation Parts & Services, LLC
Bay Valve Service Inc.
Bismarck-Mandan Security, Inc
Bobcat
Braun Trucking, Inc
Brenntag Pacific
Burke County
Burke Divide Electric
Carrington School District
CHS Sunflower
City of Hazen
City of Rolla
Cole Papers Inc
CrossCountry Courier
Dakota Westmoreland
Dean Foods
Drug Plastics & Glass Company
DTZ
Duratech Industries
Eckert Youth Home
Eid-Co Buildings, Inc.
Enderlin High School
Envision
Gagnon, Inc
Garrett Brothers Construction
Garrison Diversion Conservancy Dist.
General Equipment & Supplies
GMHR
Great River Energy - Coal Creek
Harvey Public Schools
Horizon Resources
Industrial Lubricant Company
James River Correctional Center
 

Agencies, Railroads Partner to Prevent
Rail-Related Injuries and Fatalities
 
September 26, 2016 - Statistics indicate from 1972 (when Operation Lifesaver began) to 2015, the number of vehicle-train collisions nationwide declined by 83%. Though the total number of incidents have decreased over the years, North Dakota Operation Lifesaver (NDOL) and the North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) know their work is not complete.
 
NDOL, local law enforcement, Federal Railroad Administration, and area railroads are holding their Annual Eastern ND Rail Safety Blitz, Sept. 26 to 30, 2016, to address this safety issue. NDOL works year-round to educate both drivers and pedestrians about highway-rail grade crossing safety, but each fall they place extra attention toward the eastern portion of the state. During the Safety Blitz, events and enforcement efforts will take place in various cities throughout the region including: Fargo, West Fargo, Casselton, Jamestown, Buffalo, and Grand Forks.
 
"Our goal is to educate drivers and pedestrians about safe behaviors around railroad tracks and at highway-rail grade crossings. The tragedies we continue to see around railroad tracks are all preventable," says Peter Pomonis, NDOL State Coordinator.
 
NDOL urges all drivers and pedestrians to stay safe around the tracks by knowing these facts and adhering to these simple safety tips:
  1. If you see tracks - THINK TRAIN. Trains don't run on predictable schedules. Always expect a train at a crossing, coming from either direction at any time.
  2. Trains can't stop quickly. A 100-car freight train traveling at 55 miles per hour may need more than one mile to stop once the train is set into emergency braking. That's the length of approximately 18 football fields.
  3. Cross tracks ONLY at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings. Observe and obey all warning signs and signals.
  4. Railroad tracks are private property. Never walk on the tracks; it's not only illegal, but dangerous.
  5. Distractions are deadly. Pay attention and stay alert, especially when driving near train tracks.

For more information or to schedule a free rail safety presentation, visit our Operation Lifesaver page, or call Peter Pomonis at (701) 223-6372.


NDSC Opens New Minot Training Facility

September 23, 2016 - The NDSC kicked off the opening of their new training facility in Minot with an Open House on September 20. The Open House invited Minot locals to tour the facility, meet our trainers, and participate in demonstrations – including hands-only CPR and self protection. Many also attended our Critical Issues Event which was a free one hour presentation on the updates to OSHA’s recordkeeping and confined space construction standards. The new Minot office is a part of our efforts to continue expanding our reach and making safety services accessible and affordable for all NDSC members.


Next Critical Issues Event to be Held in Williston
New Rules Mean Big Changes. Are You Ready?

critical issues safety trainingSeptember 20, 2016 - The next Critical Issues event is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 from 11:30am to 1pm in Williston. Get all of the information you need to ensure compliance after updates to OSHA’s recordkeeping and confined space standards. Attend this free session and get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions, including:

- What’s the difference between the 1926 and 1910 confined space standards?
- How do I know whether to follow the confined space standard for general industry or construction?
- Who needs to electronically submit injury and illness data to OSHA?
- Are there changes to the types of injuries I need to report?
- Am I required to keep injury records, or am I exempt?

The session will include a Q&A segment, giving you the chance to ask a safety consultant any additional questions you have!

This free event includes lunch and is open to the public. Click here to register now.

The Critical Issues Training Series is a networking and learning opportunity for the safety professional, featuring topics to make their jobs easier and workplaces safer. The trainings are free to NDSC members, open to the public and rotate to a new city each quarter.


Get Recognized at the Region’s Premier Safety Event
Annual Conference Sponsor Opportunities Now Available
 
August 30, 2016 - When the economy begins to slow, companies evaluate budgets and make cuts – and safety programs are not immune. But when it comes to the safety of our employees, the stakes of cutting back are too high. A workplace fatality not only means higher workers’ compensation costs and lost production, it means a spouse, child, or parent will not return home from their shift.
 
This year we ask for your support as we strive to keep safety, and the lives of North Dakota’s workers, top priority.
 
As a sponsor of the NDSC’s Annual Conference, not only will you help make high-quality safety training affordable and accessible, you will be recognized by 1,000’s of people as a company who sees value in improving the safety of their employees.
 
Top sponsors receive many benefits, including free attendance for 2-7 employees, and logo recognition in professionally developed marked materials. Learn more about our Conference, or make your commitment today!


NSC Estimates Show Motor Vehicle-Related Deaths Up 9 Percent
 
August 26, 2016 - Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council show motor vehicle deaths have increased 9 percent through the first six months of 2016 from the first half of 2015. An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads since January, and 2.2 million people were seriously injured.
 
In addition, NSC is projecting that 438 people will be killed in motor vehicle-related incidents over the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
 
“Our complacency is killing us,” Deborah A.P. Hersman, president and CEO of NSC, said in a press release. “Americans should demand change to prioritize safety actions and protect ourselves from one of the leading causes of preventable death.”
 
NSC and NDSC offer the following tips for safe driving:
  • Make sure every passenger buckles up on every trip.
  • Never use a cell phone or hands-free device when driving.
  • Designate an alcohol- and drug-free driver, or arrange alternate transportation.
  • Get plenty of sleep and take regular breaks to avoid fatigue.

To learn more about our safe driving programs, click here.

Are You Receiving Our Email Updates?

The NDSC sends out relevant safety and training information to members and safety advocates, via email, on a regular basis. Some companies’ Internet Service Providers (ISP) block emails from the NDSC’s email service, Constant Contact. If your company is a member of the NDSC, or you have signed up to receive our email updates, but have not been receiving them,

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS TO UNBLOCK INCOMING NDSC EMAILS.

If you would like to receive our email updates but are not currently signed up, please sign up today! We offer information including monthly training updates, NDSC Quarterly Newsletters, and relevant safety news updates.

The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.